Video Recording of the exhibition "Hotel Vue des Alpes", in FRAC Alsace, France. From 24 May to 27 August 2006.
The Vue des Alpes project of a fictious hotel on the Internet is the starting point of the explorations of images by the couple Studer & Van den Berg. In this project, different media are used, providing opportunities to examine the possibilities of building a credible image of aplace with the help of digital techniques. As part of the long Swiss tradition of landscapes, Monica Studer and Christoph Van den Berg take us to the heart of artistic concerns, which show their commitment to question the idealised and romantic image of the mountains and mountain landscapes through perfect mastery of new image technology. The works stress the relashionship between the natural and the artificial and take part in the deconstruction of the idea of the sublime, even as the quest for the sublime goes on. this is their first monographic exhibition in France.